All about depression
Depression is more than just feeling sad. It's a mixture of thoughts, ...
In some studies, and in some people, exercise is as effective as medication in reducing symptoms of depression. This might help for two reasons:
When you do something physical (like go for a run), your brain might interpret this as you either running from danger, or chasing food. As a result, you may find that you feel less down and have a bit more energy.
Your brain releases ‘feel-good’ chemicals like endorphins during exercise, which is our brain’s way of rewarding us for doing things that help us stay safe and healthy.
When it comes to diet and nutrition, there’s a lot of confusing advice. It can be hard to know which ‘self-help’ sources to trust, so we’ve put together this guide to help you.
How to find the best self-help
There are a number of other simple coping strategies that can help reduce symptoms of depression:
Do things you enjoy
Stay connected with social supports
Be kind to yourself
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